B.B. Kings Blues Club Announces Upcoming Shows and Events

B.B. Kings Blues Club Announces Upcoming Shows and Events

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill is located at 237 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) New York, NY 10036

Tickets may be purchased via Ticketmaster - www.ticketmaster.com / 1-800-745-3000 or at the B.B. King's Box Office: 10:30am - Midnight ($2 per ticket service charge)

We are a full-scale restaurant. Our menu is American Continental with a Southern flair. We also have a full bar with all premier liquors and domestic and international cold beer. You can have the option of eating in Lucille's Grill next door, or you can eat while watching a show. We serve a full menu at all of our concerts. A $10 food and/or beverage minimum is standard for table seating during shows.

Unless otherwise noted, all shows are suitable for all ages and offer general admission seating. Seating for all shows is first come, first seated; we do not take advance table reservations, except where noted as a condition of a VIP ticket. Standing room for all shows is available at our bar.

For further show information, directions to the venue and for the latest updates visit us on the web at www.bbkingblues.com or call 212-997-4144.

All events are subject to change.

NEW SHOWS JUST ADDED

WAKKA FLOCKA FLAME
Weds. Mar. 23 - 11:30PM

ROBBEN FORD
Thurs. Apr. 21 - 8PM

SLICK RICK
Sun. May 29 - 8PM

George Clinton & THE P FUNK ALL STARS
Tues. May 31 - 8PM

NEW SHOWS COMING UP

CORKY LAING & THE MEMORY THIEVES

Thurs. Apr 28 - 7:30PM

WISHBONE ASH

Fri. Apr 29 - 8PM

DELBERT MC CLINTON

Fri. June 17 - 8PM

THE TUBES

Mon. Aug. 22 - 8PM

FREE LIVE MUSIC NIGHTLY - 8PM - AT LUCILLE'S BAR & GRILL

(Located right next door inside B.B. Kings)

We have a great rotating cast of live bands performing daily.

For the complete Lucille's schedule:

http://www.bbkingblues.com/lucilles/index.shtml

For the Complete Schedule to Date, please visit:

http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/index.shtml

SCHEDULE TO DATE

EVERY SATURDAY:
BEATLES BRUNCH
STRAWBERRY FIELDS

EVERY SUNDAY:
GOSPEL BRUNCH
Harlem Gospel Choir

Feb 21 THE MACCABEATS
Feb 22 Jimi Hendrix TRIBUTE Voodoo Chile w/ ERIC GALES (E)
Feb 22 Post-TREY ANASTASIO Show with WYLLYS AND THE NEW YORK HUSTLER ENSEMBLE (L)
Feb 23 THE VENTURES
Feb 24 George HarrisON Birthday Show Featuring GODFREY TOWNSEND BAND
Feb 25 Johnny Cash Birthday Tribute w/RING OF FIRE Band (E)
Feb 25 80's Tribute WHITE WEDDING (L)
Feb 26 LALA BROOKS
Feb 27 JESSE COOK
Feb 28 YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD - A Tribute to THE BEATLES
Mar 1 DAVE MASON from TRAFFIC
Mar 2 JOHN WAITE
Mar 4 The Delfonics
Mar 5 Oleta Adams (Early & Late)
Mar 7 CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO
Mar 8 ICE CUBE
Mar 9 ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
Mar 10 Boyz II Men
Mar 11 PONCHO SANCHEZ (E)
Mar 11 THE NERDS (L)
Mar 12 Boyz II Men
Mar 13 SHALOM CHANOCH
Mar 14 RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS
Mar 15 BROADWAY UNDERGROUND
Mar 16 TOMMY CASTRO + JOHNNY A
Mar 17 The Music Of THE POGUES - STREAMS OF WHISKEY (In Lucille's)
Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day w/ Black 47
Mar 18 THE WAITING ROOM-A Tribute to Genesis (E)
Mar 18 BEAUTIFUL DAY
U2 Tribute (L)
Mar 19 VANILLA FUDGE - The Farewell Tour
Mar 21 STRUNZ & FARAH
Mar 23 COMMANDER CODY BAND
Mar 23 Wakka Flocka Flame
Mar 25 Victor Wooten & Stanley Clarke
Mar 26 THE ANGELA BOFILL EXPERIENCE
Mar 27 Gagathon - A Lady Gaga Birthday Tribute w/
RAD BROMANCE & Corn Mo
Mar 28 Stephen Bishop
Mar 30 AARON NEVILLE
Mar 31 FRANKE NEGRON
April 1 "Clapton is Godfrey"
Eric Clapton Birthday Tribute
April 2 WALTER TROUT
April 4 Mark Hummel's Harmonica Blues Blowout
April 5 Lee Ritenour (E & L)
April 6 HABIBE KOITE, OLIVER MTUKUDZI & AFEL BOCOUM
April 7 MARCIA BALL
April 8 Jefferson Starship
April 10 Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers + Alexis P. Suter Band
April 13 John Oates
April 15 Will Downing
April 16 THE GOOD RATS
April 21 Robben Ford
April 22 Harlem Gospel Choir Matinee (E)
April 22 MELANIE (L)
April 23 BADFISH
April 24 Tiffany
April 25 LANCE LOPEZ
April 27 CANDYE KANE & Eric Sardinas
April 28 Corky Laing & The Memory Thieves
April 29 Wishbone Ash
April 30 JON ANDERSON - THE VOICE OF YES
May 6 JAMES COTTON & SUPERHARP (E)
May 6 WHO'S BAD - Michael Jackson TRIBUTE (L)
May 7 Ottmar Leibert & Luna Negra
May 9 Kinky Friedman
May 11 DESTRUCTION + Sp. Guests DESTROYER 666
May 13 UFO
May 18 EN VOGUE Original Line-Up
May 19 New Riders of the Purple Sage (E & L)
May 20 John MayALL
May 21 Zebra w/ Randy Jackson + Felix Hanemann + Guy Gelso
May 22 KEIKO MATSUI (E & L)
May 23 Ray Manzarek OF THE DOORS & ROY RODGERS
May 24 Walker & The Queens All-Stars
May 29 Slick Rick
May 30 Bob Dylan Birthday Bash - Highway 61 Revisited
May 31 George Clinton & The P Funk All Stars
June 2 Patti Austin
June 3 Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
June 4 SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & ASBURY JUKES
June 5 DRAGON GATE WRESTLING
June 11 GATO BARBIERI
June 16 ROBIN TROWER
June 17 Delbert Mc Clinton (E)
June 17 Tainted Love - Hit's of the 80's (L)
June 20 The Fabulous Thunderbirds
June 22 URIAH HEEP
June 23 Eddie Palmieri & La Perfecta II
June 27 Almost Queen
July 1 70s Tribute Fest: THE WHO, RUSH, SABBATH & AC/DC
July 8 NO TE VA GUSTAR
July 9 THE SUNDOWN BAND
35th Anniversary Show
July 15 The Dave Matthews Tribute Band
Aug 3 Jeremy Camp
Aug 7 Reflections: A tribute to Jerry Garcia & the Grateful Dead
Aug 16 MEMORIES OF ELVIS
Aug 22 The Tubes
Aug 24 THE OUTLAWS
Aug 26 La Renga
Sept 2 Big Shot - Billy Joel Tribute
Sept 24 SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES
Oct 27 Average White Band
Dec 3 SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES

 


The following are the complete and current upcoming event listings for
FEB 21 - FEB 27
at B. B. King Blues Club and Grill, NYC


EVERY SATURDAY AFTERNOON, join us for BEATLES BRUNCH
NYC's Longest Running Beatles Show
STRAWBERRY FIELDS
featuring former members of Broadway's BEATLEMANIA
Doors: 11am - Show: 12pm
Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip
$40 adv, $42.50 door
STRAWBERRY FIELDS is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute,
dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get.
They take you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964 complete with
mop top hair, black suits with thin ties & the 1st four albums of music. Next
stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of "Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts
Club Band" album with all the costumes & jackets on the album cover. The
last stop includes: "White Album", "Abbey Road" & "Let It Be".

BUFFET MENU: http://www.bbkingblues.com/brunch.shtml

EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, join us for GOSPEL BRUNCH
THE WORLD FAMOUS Harlem Gospel Choir
Get your dose of the Holy Ghost!
Ticket includes All-You-Can-Eat-Buffet, Show, Tax and Tip
Doors: 12:30pm - Show: 1:30pm
$40 adv, $42.50 door
Every Sunday, for the past 9 years, the world famous Harlem Gospel Choir has brought their experience of Harlem & the Black Church to BB King's in a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, joyous gospel brunch-buffet show. The homestyle "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

BUFFET MENU: http://www.bbkingblues.com/brunch.shtml


Mon. February 21ST
THE MACCABEATS
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=205
Doors at 6:30PM, Show at 8:00PM
$20.00 Advance, $23.00 Day of Show
* General admission seated show - First come, first seated.
Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 + 6 people - $35 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $140 - A booth for 6 = $210
In the fall of 2007, a few students at Yeshiva University came to a startling realization: Jewish collegiate a cappella groups had been formed on almost every college campus with a substantial Jewish student community - every campus, that was, except for YU! This realization soon led to the formation of the Maccabeats, YU's all-male a capella group. At first, the Maccabeats sang mostly in the privacy of their own practice room, developing a repertoire. Soon, though, their music began to spread and be performed all over campus at a plethora of university events and at numerous concerts. The Maccabeats have since performed all around the country, from New York's Madison Square Garden to Orlando, Florida (and everywhere in between).

Strongly committed to the philosophy of Torah u-Madda, the integration of traditional and secular wisdom, the Maccabeats perform an eclectic array of Jewish, American, and Israeli songs. Their breakthrough piece, Lecha Dodi, is the epitome of this synthesis, combining some of the most beloved words of Jewish liturgy with Leonard Cohen's meaningful and melodic Hallelujah.

In March 2010, the Maccabeats released their first album entitled Voices from the Heights, which is distributed by Sameach Music.

In November 2010, the Maccabeats released "Candlelight," a Chanukkah themed video produced by Uri Westrich, which garnered international attention and was covered by the major news sources. The song is available for download on iTunes or MP3, and the video can be viewed on YouTube.


Tues. February 22ND
Jimi Hendrix TRIBUTE
VOODOO CHILE
Featuring:
ERIC GALES - Guitar
TM STEVENS - Bass
KEITH LEBLANC - Drums
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=243
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$15 Adv, $20 Day of Show
* General admission seating - First come, first seated - Standing room at the bar
* Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 + 6 people - $30 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $120 - A booth for 6 = $180
Voodoo Chile is a tribute project dedicated to keep the music of late-great Jimi Hendrix alive. There's probably no guitarist around that can take Jimi's music to the next level as well as Eric Gales can. Especially alongside the amazing drummer Keith LeBlanc and legendary bass player TM Stevens.

Maybe you've heard of Eric Gales-that kid out of Memphis, a lefty, playing a Strat upside-down and backwards, the teenager who ever so briefly took Stevie Ray Vaughan's torch back when blues-rock charted Top 40 hits. That kid with the gift, a phenom with all the intangibles, the supreme essence of rock guitar who once drew "better than Jimi" comparisons, who Mike Varney (the authority on lead guitar playing) deems an elite amongst elites. Blues guitar phenom Eric Gales was born and raised in Memphis, learning to play at age four from older brothers Eugene and Manuel in imitation of their upside-down, left-handed style (a tradition actually passed down from their grandfather, Dempsey Garrett, Sr., who was known to jam with the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf). Winning his first blues contest at 11, four years later Eric signed to Elektra to issue his 1991 debut LP, recorded with Eugene on bass; Picture of a Thousand Faces followed in 1993. Manuel (who previously performed under the alias Little Jimmy King) reunited with his siblings for 1995's Left Hand Brand, credited to the Gales Brothers. A newly matured Gales returned in the new millennium to start his solo career. With 4 albums under his belt and now 6 solo efforts, we look forward to more of the devastating guitar tone that is

TM Stevens has recorded with many artists including: Stevie Salas, Steve Vai, Cindy Lauper, Little Steven, Tina Turner, James Brown, and Billy Joel. A former member of The Pretenders, Stevens recorded on the platinum album Get Close. He produced and arranged the album Tribute to Deep Purple According to New York on which included: Vinnie Moore, members of Living Color and Bernie Worrell of Parliament-Funkadelic. Stevens performed on Joe Cocker's album, Unchain My Heart. Together with Narada Michael Walden he penned the Billboard hit "I Should Have Loved Ya.

Keith Leblanc is an American drummer and record producer, and is a member of the bands Little Axe and Tackhead. His record, "No Sell Out", was the first sample based record. His career started out on Sugar Hill Records recording with rap pioneers, Grandmaster Flash and Melle Melle. He now has his own record label where he still releases music, sample records and experiments.


Thurs. February 22nd
Post-TREY ANASTASIO Show with WYLLYS AND THE NEW YORK HUSTLER ENSEMBLE
The TAB Horns:
Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band)
Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)
Zac Lasher (Formerly of U-Melt)
+ Sp. Guest DJ Rob Soup
Feat. Fubar on Percussion
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=334
Doors at 11:30PM, Show at 12:00AM
$12 Adv, $15 Day
Open Dance Floor
General Admission Seating Avail - First Come, First Seated
18+ To Enter
21 To Drink
Wyllys combines his sophisticated blend of house music with 3 horn players as skilled in improv as they are in creating a groove for the ultimate dance party.
Wyllys + a Full Horn Section x Late-Nite = DANCE YRSELF DIRTY
Make sure to stretch...and bring a towel.
Vinyl. Will. Survive. Wyllys got into the game for the culture, not portability, and it is this attitude that drives him forward at each gig. With 12 years behind the decks and coast to coast performances, this up and coming DJ plays it all. House, Ambient, Trip Hop, Rock, Jazz and Drum and Bass line the walls of his house so you never know what Wyllys is going to throw in his crate. His intensity behind the decks is unparalleled and always connects with the crowd no matter the size.

Weds. February 23rd
THE VENTURES
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=206
Doors at 8:00PM, Show at 8:30PM
$30 Adv, $35 Day
Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 & 6 people
$50 per ticket - Must buy entire booth.
A booth for 4 = $200
A booth for 6 = $300
General Admission Seated Show
First Come, First Seated
The Ventures are the biggest selling instrumental rock group of all time: they created albums rather than just collections of songs and were able to adapt their "surf guitar" sound to a wide range of styles. The solid body Fender guitar sound of the Ventures' Bob Bogle and Don Wilson worked with surf, country, spy, and psychedelic music.

In 1960 they recorded the instrumental classic "Walk, Don't Run", which hit #2 on the Billboard Singles Chart. More than 45 years later record sales are approaching 100 million. With 14 Singles Chart songs and a solid lineup The Ventures sound is more pure and powerful than ever.

Hit songs include:

"WALK, DON'T RUN"
"PERFIDIA"
"HAWAII FIVE-O"
"TELSTAR"
"SECRET AGENT MAN"
"A SUMMER PLACE"
"BLUE MOON"
"RAM-BUNK SHUSH"


Thurs. February 24th
"HERE COMES THE SUN"
George HarrisON BIRTHDAY SHOW
Featuring:
GODFREY TOWNSEND BAND
+ Joshua Greene's stellar narration, rare film and photos
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=125
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 7:30PM
$25 Adv, $30 Day
* General admission seated show - First come, first seated - Standing room at the bar.
* Reserved VIP tickets avail for $35.00 ea. - VIP seats are at tables on center of floor. All VIP is general admission.
George Harrison was admired for his commitment to spirituality, which he believed could improve lives and protect the planet. His post-Beatles songs reflect that conviction and are as relevant today as they were thirty years ago. Through music, visuals and commentary about his journey of self-discovery, these tribute events honor George Harrison, his music and his principles.
Godfrey Townsend is a New York based musician who has worked with many of rock music's most influential names.

In the past decade alone, he has performed nationwide with:

John Entwistle, bass guitarist of The Who
Jack Bruce, bass guitarist/vocalist of Cream
Dave Mason, guitarist/vocalist of Traffic
Alan Parsons, producer/engineer/recording artist


Fri. February 25th
Johnny Cash TRIBUTE
Featuring: Michael Patrick's RING OF FIRE BAND
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=207
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
$20 Adv, $25 Day of Show
* General Admission Seating - First come, first seated
Reserved VIP booths on floor available for 4 and 6 people - $30 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 people costs $120 - A booth for 6 people costs $180
Johnny Cash was an American music icon known to the world as the "Man in Black." His booming deep bass voice is surely one of the most recognizable in country music history.

While his vocal range was unique and simple, it was incredibly effective at conveying the plight of The Common man. Cash's music career began at the same time as the birth of rock `n' roll and his rebellious attitude made him a kindred spirit.

He might not have sounded like a rocker, but he was never what Nashville would have considered to be country either. Johnny Cash was unique, with his deep, resonant baritone and spare, percussive guitar.

We hope you will join us on Johnny Cash's birthday as "Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire band" help us celebrate and relive the music of the legendary artist... the one & only Johnny Cash!

Michael Patrick and his legendary band of "Suburban Hillbillies" have made a commitment to the revival of country, folk and roots music in their homeland of New Jersey. Obviously not a hotbed or breeding ground for the Next Nashville Star, Michael and his band (including members: Dan Markovitch - Lead Gtr/Vocals, Lou Montella - Bass, and Drummer - Mike Bisozio) have made incredible strides and carved out a comfortable niche along with a handful of other local performers in fulfilling a desire for something different, gritty, raw and real in New Jersey.


Fri. February 25th
80's Tribute
WHITE WEDDING
Bringing The Totally Radical Awesome 80's Back To Life!
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=286
Doors at 10:30PM, Show at 11:00PM
$10 adv, $12 day of show
* Open Dance Floor
* GA Seating Avail - First Come, First Seated
* All Ages Admitted
WHITE WEDDING Are A Totally Radical Awesome 80's Tribute...Playing All The Greatest Hits From The MTV Generation! Everything from the 80's, from the radio pop of Madonna and Cyndi Lauper to the new wave of Flock of Seagulls to the hard rock of Twisted Sister and Guns N' Roses!


Sat. February 26th
La La Brooks of THE CRYSTALS
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/bio.php?id=208
$25 in adv, $30 day of show
Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 & 6 people
$45 per ticket - Must buy entire booth
A booth for 4 = $180
A booth for 6 = $270
General Admission Seated Show
First Come, First Seated
Dolores LaLa Brooks was a member of the legendary girl group The Crystals and is best known as the lead vocalist on their hits Then He Kissed Me and Da Doo Ron Ron.
Brooks was the second youngest of 11 children, born to a full-blooded Native American mother and an African-American father. She once told an interview of her mother and laughed, "I knew she was different when she couldn't comb my hair. She told me to ask a neighbor to do it. I have my father's kinky hair."

Brooks first displayed her talent by singing gospel music in church. At age seven, she took part in her siblings' gospel group called the Little Gospel Tears, where they sang in Brooklyn. While attending P.S. 73, she was discovered in an after-school program by Dolores "Dee Dee" Kenniebrew and her mother, who invited her to join the Crystals as a replacement for a departing member. Brooks accepted this invitation.

After leaving the Crystals, she married jazz musician Leo Morris (also known as Idris Muhammad) in 1966; the union brought two sons and two daughters. Shortly thereafter, she converted to Islam with him, going under the name "Sakinah Muhammad." She then helped him write and record his material over the years. In 1968, she appeared in the original Broadway production of the musical Hair, where she performed the song "Aquarius." She would later appear in the Broadway show Two Gentlemen of Verona in 1971. She also toured with and recorded for various artists (such as the Neville Brothers, Bobby Womack and Isaac Hayes), made short appearances in films, and contributed songs to different movie soundtracks (including the 1970 film Cotton Comes to Harlem). In 1971, she reunited with Dolores "Dee Dee" Kenniebrew, Mary Thomas, and Barbara Alston as the Crystals and toured and performed in rock-&-roll revival shows. Their touring lasted until 1973 when the members decided to devote their time to their families.

In 1983, she and her family moved to London, England where she and Morris continued their careers in music. In 1990, they moved to Vienna, Austria where she continued singing and writing songs with Morris and also hosted a local radio show; they lived in Vienna until 1997. Andrew Edge sang backing vocals her on her BMG (Austria) CD LaLa Brooks & Friends in 1994.[1] In 1999, she and Morris separated but have remained on good terms since then. Brooks moved back to the United States at the turn of the century and currently resides in New York City.

Sun. February 27th
JESSE COOK
Event Details: http://www.bbkingblues.com/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=4742
Doors at 6:00PM, Show at 8:00PM
* General admission seated show - First come, first seated - Standing room at the bar.
Reserved VIP booths on floor avail for 4 + 6 people - $50 per ticket - Must buy entire booth. A booth for 4 = $200 - A booth for 6 = $300
Jesse Cook knows a thing or two about frontiers. Over the course of a dozen years and numerous best-selling albums, the virtuoso flamenco guitarist has explored the outer limits of popular music, breaking new ground with each successive recording. In the past, Cook has blended African percussion, Cajun accordion, classical cello and pop vocals with his own rumba flamenco style to create a thrilling, multi-textured global hybrid. And he's traveled far afield from London to Cairo to collaborate with some of the worlds best musicians.

Cook's adventurous approach to music began at a young age, when trips to Europe to see his father exposed him to a variety of exotic sounds including the music of the legendary Gipsy Kings, with whom he shared a now famous jam session on a rooftop in the French city of Arles. After releasing his independent debut Tempest in 1995, Cook was signed to Narada Records and has since sold more than one million albums worldwide and won a Juno Award for 2000's Free Fall album. His tours, from concert halls to appearances at major events like the Montreal Jazz Festival, are typically sold-out affairs. And reviewers routinely praise what one critic called his uncompromising musicality and ferocious guitar prowess.

 

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